Although there is still a lot of uncertainty about the fate of Interscholastic sport starting January 4th, this is notification about sports sing ups with a few updates.
The current plan is to start low to moderate level sports at Watkins Glen starting January 4th. These sports include Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling, Modified and Varsity Swimming and Diving, and potentially Indoor Track and Field.
We are still waiting to hear the fate of starting higher risk sports, but may not know the fate of those sports until the end of December or early January? These sports include Boys and Girls Basketball, Modified Girls Volleyball, Modified and Varsity Wrestling and Modified and Varsity Competitive Cheerleading.
In order to make sure we have athletes ready, we need to start our sign-ups now, Families need time to get sports paperwork done within our FinalForms (https://watkinsglen-ny.finalforms.com) program and physicals may have to be updated.
Please start signing up now, so we know the interest for each sport and have everything in place before January 4th. All sports are open for sign ups. As soon as we know any confirmed decisions about winter sports, we will continue to keep you updated.
If you have not heard yet, NYSPHSAA has decided to suspend all State Championships for all Winter sports. This includes all low risk sports as well. Currently no decision has been made on Section or League Championships except for Indoor Track. Section IV has already announced the cancelation of Indoor Track and Field Championships because of the lack of facilities to hold the event. However, some programs may be allowed to practice and compete in dual meets or in a virtual setting. The league has agreed to follow very strict guidelines and there would be no spectators allowed at any events. Please know we do have solutions in mind to help parents remain involved. We do have the capability to live stream events.
Let’s all hope for a happy and healthy start to the New Year!
Mr. Weeden, Athletic Director